Ice Hockey- Canada
Ice hockey teams usually consist of 6 players each, 1 goaltender and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
The game of ice hockey was originated in Montreal, Canada. On March 3, 1875, the first organized indoor game was played at Montreal's Victoria Skating Rink between two nine-player teams.
The length of a game in ice hockey is 60 mins long with 3 20 minute periods.
The game strategy is to control a ice puck and shot it into the opposing teams net.
A major penalty for hockey would be fighting which always draws a major. A player who receives a major penalty will remain off the ice for five minutes of play. This makes their team short handed.
The following is a list of equipment used to play ice hockey. elbow pads, gloves, helmet, puck, stick, shin guards, shoulder pads, skates, and a visor.
The sport has changed minorly since its origination. They have added more rules compared to back then, as well as more safety regulations to keep the players from serious injuries.
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